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New England Patriots links 11/05/19 - Overreaction Monday turns into Hot-Take Tuesday

Daily news and links for Tuesday

New England Patriots v Baltimore Ravens
Piling on: John Simon sacks Lamar Jackson
Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images


  • Mike Dussault breaks down the Pats-Ravens film, quarter-by-quarter, to see what stood out: Sloppy start and sloppy finish doom Patriots in Baltimore.
  • Mike Dussault shares the news, notes and locker-room buzz from Monday at Gillette: Brady likes Patriots “fight” as football season gets tough.
  • Conference Call transcript: Bill Belichick.
  • Erik Scalavino writes a great piece called: Nate Ebner’s Fatherland, a biographical trilogy about Patriots special teamer Nate Ebner. Part one: Junkyard doggedness. /Really good read.
  • Angelique Fiske highlights home-grown talent Obi Melifonwu, who grew up in Massachusetts, and has made it his mission to give back in his community.
  • WEEI Patriots Monday: Tom Brady (18.49 min.) - Bill Belichick (19.49 min.)


  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Ravens Film Review: Mohamed Sanu’s performance was definitely the biggest positive from Sunday night.
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: How the Ravens exposed the weaknesses in the Patriots’ run defense.
  • Henry McKenna (Patriotswire) Film Study: What we learned from Patriots’ humbling loss to Ravens in Week 9.
  • Zack Cox breaks down exactly how the Ravens crushed New England’s comeback bid.
  • Mike Reiss spotlights three key areas the Patriots need to address following their first loss. 1. Stopping the run.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions why the loss to the Ravens wasn’t all bad and even concedes the Patriots can come away confident in some areas.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: They lost a game, people. They lost five last year, including one to the Lions. And one to the Dolphins. And the Titans! And Jaguars! They’ll be all right.
  • Jerry Thornton presents his knee-jerk reactions: More to the point of where this leaves us, the dumpster water smell of this loss isn’t so rank that we can’t spritz a little Paco Rabanne on it to cover it up. There were positives.
  • Christopher Mason shares some lingering questions heading into New England’s bye week: 1. Is run defense a real concern?
  • David Furtado (LasWordOnSports) Week 9 Recap: Patriots defense stalls in loss.
  • Zack Cox relays Bill Belichick on why New England went conservative on two trips deep into the Ravens’ red zone, settling for field goals from the 1- and 4-yard line rather than trying for touchdowns.
  • Nick O’Malley notes the Ravens’ blueprint vs. ‘boogeymen’ defense is ‘not a secret;’ the Patriots simply got bulldozed in Baltimore.
  • Bob George (PatsFans) After tough loss, Ravens give Patriots a lot to think about.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Matthew Slater explains what Justin Bethel brings to Patriots special teams unit.
  • Nick O’Malley issues his Patriots Report Cards: Detention room is gonna be packed solid.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Week 9 Report Card: Ben Watson should get extra credit if only for being the only one who did any work for the TE group project.
  • Tom E. Curran reviews his Pats-Ravens preview to see where he went wrong: So much for 16-0.
  • Jerry Thornton hears from the usual suspects how the Patriots lost so the Dynasty has to be over. Again. It was fun while it lasted, I guess.
  • Nick O’Malley dips his toe into the overreaction media pool to see what they’re saying after Ravens hand Patriots 1st loss of 2019: ‘Pats won’t make AFC title game’.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Hot takes are out following Patriots’ brutal loss to Ravens.
  • Nick Goss notes that the last five playoff rematches against a team that beat the Patriots in the regular season resulted in a second loss for the Patriots. /Different teams, man, different teams.
  • Zack Cox points out the standout plays by veteran special teamer Justin Bethel, who is quickly becoming a major weapon on special teams.
  • Jerry Thornton offers a hearty congratulations to Tom Brady for cracking the top 25 on the NFL’s greatest ‘Game Changers’ list and wonders what on earth more he’d have to do to crack the top 20.
  • Matt Vautour notes Tom Brady has his focus on what’s ahead: ‘This is when it all starts to get tough, we’ll see what we’re made of’.
  • Michael Hurley highlights Tom Brady describing his version of the conversation he had with the referee he had after the intentional grounding call.
  • NESN reposts Julian Edelman’s uplifting Instagram message following the game: Fall down. Get back up. #WeKeepMoving.
  • Matt Vautour hears from Devin McCourty on using Sunday’s loss: ‘We have to be mature enough to get better as a football team’
  • NESN notes ex-Patriots receiver Donté Stallworth offered a much-needed perspective after the loss.
  • Patriots Leftovers: Evan Lazar and Alex Barth reassess the Pats loss to the Ravens. (30 min. video)
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate discusses the Pats loss to the Ravens. (31 min.)